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Formed: 1996
From: Espoo / Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Norther News

Below is our complete Norther news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Norther Posts Tour Footage Online

Finnish metal titans NORTHER released their new album, "N," on September 30th in North America. The record marks the band’s Century Media debut and features two bonus tracks from the "No Way Back" EP, "No Way Back" and "C.U.S.," along with a video for the track "We Rock."

In celebration of the release, the band launched into a quite successful tour of Canada with their friends in Nefastus Dies. Now that NORTHER has returned home to Finland, the band has posted their footage online, which can be viewed below. More...

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Norther, Nefastus Dies Canadian Tour Dates

Norther and Nefastus Dies will team up for a handful of Canadian tour dates next month. Here are the latest tour dates:

09/19 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC @ The Trash Bar
09/20 Montreal, QC @ Theatre National
09/21 Chicoutimi, QC @ Le Bunker
09/22 Quebec, QC @ L'Imperial
09/23 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks Bar
09/24 London, ON @ The Embassy
09/25 Toronto, ON @ Opera House w/ Cryptopsy

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U.S. Release Date Announced For New Norther Album

The fifth full length album from Finnish metal band Norther, titled "N," will be released in the U.S. and Canada on September 2, 2008.

Norther's bass player comments:

"We are more than thrilled due to the release of "N" in the North American territory! After a long and exciting wait, we are finally getting release dates outside Europe. We will also do a short one week tour in Canada in the end of September, which is really stirring, since is our first trip across the Atlantic!"

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New Norther Album Hits Finnish Charts At #5

Norther's new album, "N", has hit the #5 position in Finnish charts. The band comments on their web site: "This is our best position on the list so far and we are of course very pleased! :)"

"N" will be released through Century Media Records on the following dates:

Feb. 22 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, BeNeLux
Feb. 25 UK, France, Denmark, Greece, Norway
Feb. 26 Spain, Portugal
Feb. 29 Sweden, Hungary

The CD was recorded and produced by longtime partner Anssi Kippo (Children of Bodom) at Astia Studios and mixed by Fredrik Nordström (Dark Tranquillity, Arch Enemy, In Flames) at Studio Fredman in Sweden.

The track listing for "N" is as follows: More...

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Watch Live Norther Performance of New Song Online

Fan-filmed video footage of Finnish metallers NORTHER performing the song "Self-Righteous Fuck" at this year's Finnish Metal Expo, which took place this past weekend in Helsinki, Finland, can be viewed here.

NORTHER's new album, "N" will be released through Century Media Records on the following dates:

Feb. 22 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, BeNeLux
Feb. 25 - UK, France, Denmark, Greece, Norway
Feb. 26 - Spain, Portugal
Feb. 29 - Sweden, Hungary

The CD was recorded and produced by longtime partner Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF BODOM) at Astia Studios and mixed by Fredrik Nordström (DARK TRANQUILLITY, ARCH ENEMY, IN FLAMES) at Studio Fredman in Sweden.\ More...

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Norther Post New Video Online

"We Rock", the new video from Finnish metallers NORTHER, can be viewed below.

Commented the group: "We shot our new video some time ago. It's looking damn good and will be something a way cooler than we've ever done before. We did the video with [the Helsinki-based] Tunne Productions. I must say that besides being really pro guys they were also really nice and everything went smoothly."

"We Rock" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "N", which will be released through Century Media Records on the following dates:

Feb. 13 - Finland
Feb. 22 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, BeNeLux
Feb. 25 - UK, France, Denmark, Greece, Norway
Feb. 26 - Spain, Portugal
Feb. 29 - Sweden, Hungary

The CD was recorded and produced by longtime partner Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF BODOM) at Astia Studios and mixed by Fredrik Nordström (DARK TRANQUILLITY, ARCH ENEMY, IN FLAMES) at Studio Fredman in Sweden.

According to a press release, "N" sees NORTHER "perfecting their mix of ripping riffs, aggressive vocals and epic melodies and will be premiered live at the well-known Finnish Metal Expo on February 16, 2008 in Helsinki. With the release of the massive metal anthem 'We Rock' as Finland-only single plus a new video currently in the works NORTHER are destined to induce 2008 with a metallic kick-off par excellence."

"N" track listing:

01. My Antichrist
02. Frozen Angel
03. Down
04. To Hell
05. Savior
06. Black Gold
07. We Rock
08. Always & Never
09. Tell Me Why
10. If You Go
11. Self-Righteous Fuck
12. Forever And Ever
13. Sabotage (Japanese Bonus Track)

"N" will be available as a CD and limited edition digipak including three bonus tracks. More...

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Norther To Support Turisas In Europe

Finnish metallers NORTHER have been confirmed as the support act on TURISAS' upcoming European tour which kicks off in early March. Additional support on the UK leg of the trek will come from Scotland's ALESTORM.

For a list of dates, visit www.turisas.com.

Commented the group: "We shot our new video some time ago and it is starting to be ready. It's looking damn good and will be something a way cooler than we've ever done before. We did the video with Tunne Productions. I must say that besides being really pro guys they were also really nice and everything went smoothly."

"We Rock" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "N", which will be released through Century Media Records on the following dates:

Feb. 13 - Finland
Feb. 22 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, BeNeLux
Feb. 25 - UK, France, Denmark, Greece, Norway
Feb. 26 - Spain, Portugal
Feb. 29 - Sweden, Hungary

The CD was recorded and produced by longtime partner Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF BODOM) at Astia Studios and mixed by Fredrik Nordström (DARK TRANQUILLITY, ARCH ENEMY, IN FLAMES) at Studio Fredman in Sweden.

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Norther Announce New Live Dates

Finnish metal act NORTHER have announced three live dates for February. They are as follows:

February
16 - Helsinki, Finland - Finnish Metal Expo
22 - Tuiskula, Finland - Nivala
23 - Tampere, Finland - Hellä

Freshly signed to Century Media Records, Norther will release their upcoming fifth full-length, N, in Europe on the following dates:

- Finland: Wednesday, February 13th
- Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Benelux / Italy: Friday, February 22nd
- UK / France / Greece / Denmark / Norway / Rest Of Europe: Monday, February 25th
- Spain / Portugal: Tuesday, February 26th
- Sweden / Hungary: Wednesday, February 27th More...

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Norther Put Finishing Touches On New Video

Finnish metallers NORTHER have issued the following update:

"So I guess you have all heard the news about our new album 'N'. Hopefully we can also confirm the U.S. release quite soon. We shot our new video some time ago and it is starting to be ready. It's looking damn good and will be something a way cooler than we've ever done before. We did the video with Tunne Productions, check out what other they have done before us. I must say that besides being really pro guys they were also really nice and everything went smoothly. We will soon start tuning our set to the Finnish Metal Expo. That will be our very first show with the new material from 'N'. We have been negotiating about a possible European tour (including UK) in the early spring, let's hope that all goes well and we can confirm it soon." More...

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Norther Post Pictures From Moscow

NORTHER have posted pictures from their recent trip to Moscow, Russia, on their official MySpace profile. Go to this location to check them out (you must have an active MySpace account to view).

Norther bassist Jukka Koskinen recently commented on the release of the band's new album: “Our new album N is the reflection of our true identity: it stands for North, Norther and never giving up! The new material sounds very melodic and versatile. There are songs in slow and fast mode as well as some totally new elements. Old sound meets new found power - we're reborn!"

We are more than pleased with the result and very eager to tour and play it live to all of you as soon as possible! More...

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New Norther Album Title Revealed

It has been confirmed that the new NORTHER album will be entitled "N," and the tracklist is as follows: 'My Antichrist', 'Frozen Angel', 'Down', 'To Hell', 'Savior', 'Black Gold', 'We Rock', 'Always & Never', 'Tell Me Why', 'If You Go', 'Self-Righteous Fuck', 'Forever And Ever'.

Century Media have confirmed the following release dates for the album:

February
13 - Finland
22 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, BeNeLux
25 - UK, France, Denmark, Greece, Norway
26 - Spain, Portugal
29 - Sweden, Hungary

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Norther Featured On Finnish Radio Tomorrow

NORTHER will be featured on Finland's Radio Noise tomorrow (December 6th). The broadcast begins at 8:00pm local Finnish time (GMT + 2). Go to this location to tune in.

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Norther Sign To Century Media Records

Century Media Records has announced the signing of Finland’s NORTHER.

The band comments as follows: “NORTHER is very excited to announce that we are now a part of the Century Media family. We have been working hard on our new album for months now, and currently we are finishing the mastering and artwork. All members of NORTHER are very excited about this new contract as well as the forthcoming album which presents a new found power that we all are very proud of. The album will be released in early 2008, stay posted for exact dates. We are anxious to get this album released through a big label and tour the world like never before. Looking forward to meeting you all at the shows!”

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Finnish Metal Expo- Lineup Announced

The fourth edition of Finnish Metal Expo will take place in Helsinki, February 15th-16th, with a meeting of international metal professionals (journalists, labels, promotions, etc.) being held a day earlier. On the 15th, the organizers will recognize fan-voted awards to Finnish artists/bands. The band schedule is as follows:

Friday, February 15th: TURISAS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, MUSTASCH, SOTAJUMALA, DISCARD, Finnish Metal Awards
Saturday, February 16th: SOILWORK, STAM1NA, KORPIKLAANI, NORTHER, THE SCOURGER, THE SORROW, KIUAS, AMBERIAN DAWN, tba

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Moonsorrow Confirmed For Metal Elite Cruise

As previously reported, the Metal Elite Cruise will take place October 3rd - 4th, 2007, leaving the shores of Helsinki, Finland, sailing to Tallinn aboard the M/s Galaxy. Finnish metallers MOONSORROW are the latest act confirmed for the event.

Acts confirmed for the Metal Elite Cruise now include: MOONSORROW, NORTHER, ENTWINE, DEADLOCK, MANZANA, FOR SELENA AND SIN, ULTRA MAYHEM, VILLIELÄIN,, ARI KOIVUNEN.

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Watch Wacken Open Air Live Online 8/3-8/4

For those of you missing Wacken Open Air, several band performances, interviews, and other footage is being streamed online during festival hours. Keep in mind that Germany is 6 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard Time, so make appropriate adjustments when arranging to watch your favorite band.

Intended Stream Schedule (subject to change)

Extended Schedules, including the Headbangers Ballroom, can be found at the following locations:

Friday, Aug 3
Black Stage
23:00-00:15 DIMMU BORGIR
02:00-03:00 APO.REITER

True Metal Stage
21:15-22:45 BLIND GUARDIAN
00:30-01:45 ICED EARTH

Party Stage
(4am EST)11:00-11:45 BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
23:00-00:15 SCHANDMAUL
02:00-03:00 SAMAEL

Saturday Aug 4
Black Stage
(5am EST)12:00-12:45 SONIC SYNDICATE
13:55-14:40 MOONSPELL
16:00-17:00 DIR EN GREY
18:45-20:00 DESTRUCTION + guests
21:45-23:00 IMMORTAL
00:45-01:45 CANNIBAL CORPSE

True Metal Stage
12:50-13:50 SACRED REICH
14:45-15:45 STRATOVARIUS
17:15-18:30 RAGE
20:15-21:30 TYPE O NEGATIVE
23:15-00:30 IN FLAMES
02:00-03:00 SUBWAY TO SALLY

Party Stage
12:00-12:45 DISILLUSION
13:55-14:40 HEAVEN SHALL BURN
16:00-17:00 DIMENSION ZERO
18:45-19:45 NORTHER
21:45-23:00 STORMWARRIOR feat.Kai Hansen
00:45-01:45 HAGGARD

Headbanger's Ballroom Notable mentions:
18:10-18:40 SWALLOW THE SUN
21:25-22:10 MOONSORROW

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Norther To Enter The Studio In August/September

Finnish metallers NORTHER will enter Astia Studios in August/September to with producer Anssi Kippo to record their new album, tentatively due in early 2008.

NORTHER will embark on a European headlining tour in October/November. Support on the trek will come from AMORAL and DRONE. The band will also play two shows in Russia in November. Special guests will be DARZAMAT from Poland and ILLNATH from Denmark.

NORTHER's latest release, the "No Way Back" EP, entered the national single chart in the band's home country at position No. 1. A teaser medley for the EP can be found at this location.

NORTHER's video for the song "Frozen Angel" has been posted online at this location (MPG file, 41 MB). The track is featured on the soundtrack to the new Finnish film "V2: Jäätynyt Enkeli", which was released in Finland on January 5 via King Foo Entertainment. Also appearing on the soundtrack are AMORPHIS, KOTIPELTO and THUNDERSTONE, among other artists.

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Norther To Play Russia In November

Finnish metallers NORTHER will play two shows in Russia in November. Special guests will be DARZAMAT from Poland and ILLNATH from Denmark. The details are as follows:

Nov. 23 - RUS - Moscow - Tochka
Nov. 24 - RUS – St. Petersburg - Club Port

NORTHER will embark on a European headlining tour in October/November. Support on the trek will come from AMORAL and DRONE.

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Norther Post Live Video of "C.U.S." Online

A video clip of Finnish metallers NORTHER performing the song "C.U.S." at Gloria in Helsinki last month is available at this location (Windows Media).

"C.U.S." comes off NORTHER's latest release, the "No Way Back" EP, which entered the national single chart in the band's home country at position No. 1. A teaser medley for the EP can be found at this location.

NORTHER's video for the song "Frozen Angel" has been posted online at this location (MPG file, 41 MB). The track is featured on the soundtrack to the new Finnish film "V2: Jäätynyt Enkeli", which was released in Finland on January 5 via King Foo Entertainment. Also appearing on the soundtrack are AMORPHIS, KOTIPELTO and THUNDERSTONE, among other artists.

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Norther Drummer To Hold Clinic, EP Cover Posted

Norther drummer, Heikki Saari, will be holding a short (45-60 min) clinic on February 17th at Finnish Metal Expo 2007 at SMI Pearl stand at 16:15. The drum clinic is arranged and officially sponsored by SMI Scandinavian Musical Instrument & Pearl Drums.

Norther have posted the cover of their new EP, entitled "No Way Back" on their website. Check it out at this location.

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